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Pix the Cat Review: Snake on Steroids
3 years ago

Pix the Cat Review: Snake on Steroids

Pastagames’ Pix the Cat is a fast paced, classic-style arcade game in which players control Pix as he leads a string of ducklings into holes for points. The goal of …
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Wednesday new releases: February 8, 2017
3 years ago

Wednesday new releases: February 8, 2017

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There are two new games on Xbox One to be talked about today. The first game, Fallout Shelter, technically launched yesterday but it released late afternoon so we missed it our initial …
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Puddle review (XBLA)
8 years ago

Puddle review (XBLA)

Puddle was developed by Neko Entertainment and published by Konami. It was released January 25, 2012 for 800 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes. 

We like to think of ourselves as glass half-full people.  As game journalists, we have to be.  Consider us surprised then to find that Puddle defends blind optimism as its core game mechanic, requiring the player to salvage a puddle of liquid (on most stages) against all types of elements (mainly hot stuff). The game may appear artsy and Braid or Limbo-esque, but it presents no philosophical argument against the dangers of protecting a pool of liquid without transparent reason, and you’ll often find yourself wondering why you’re playing the game to begin with (maybe that IS the philosophical theme? Har Har!).

There are only two buttons to concern yourself with: the left and right triggers.  They’ll tilt the screen in two directions and are the only means of getting your pool of liquid from one area to the next.  If this sounds simple to you, then you’re just like us. Unfortunately, once you get your hands on the controller you’ll find that the combination of tilt and physics is much harder to control and that most deaths are cheap deaths, resulting in unwarranted frustration.

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Konami’s Puddle gets a release date and screenshots
8 years ago

Konami’s Puddle gets a release date and screenshots

 
Konami has revealed that the XBLA puzzler Puddle will be releasing later this month on January 23. After beginning its life as a pet project by six students at France’s Enjmin video game school, Puddle was picked up for full-fledged development by Neko Entertainment.

Players will have to juggle guiding a virtual puddle of rocket fuel (thus the name) and a blob of radioactive goo through precarious environments full of heat beams and electric currents. Although gamers won’t be able to see any given level in its entirety when starting a new puzzle, Konami has offered up a glimpse of what will be seen in the new batch of images below.

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XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 XBLA Game Releases: P-R
8 years ago

XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 XBLA Game Releases: P-R

We’ve spent the past week searching the internet and hounding our industry contacts in an effort to compile the ultimate 2012 XBLA Game Release List. We anticipated on heck of a year for Xbox Live Arcade. So epic we couldn’t even fit everything on one page. So without further ado, check out the list:

XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases A-B
XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases C-F
XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases G-L
XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases M-O
XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases P-R
XBLAFans Anticipated XBLA Game Releases S
XBLAFans Anticipated XBLA Game Releases T-Z
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Puddle will make waves this November
8 years ago

Puddle will make waves this November

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A little while back Konami announced that it will be publishing Puddle, from the minds of French developer Neko Entertainment. We already got our hands on some great details …
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